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TitleIMBER ClimECO3 Summer School A View Towards Integrated Earth System Models - Human-nature Interactions in the Marine World Ankara, Turkey
Listing InstitutionIMBER International Project Office
Last Date to apply2012-03-31
Course DurationFrom: 2012-07-23  To: 2012-07-28
DescriptionThis interdisciplinary summer school will focus on the interface between marine ecosystem biogeochemistry, physical drivers, food webs and socio-economic systems; with lectures on modelling all of these system processes, as well as model coupling and Earth System models. To help understanding there will be daily "hands-on" sessions with example models that can be usefully explored in the time available. Topics to be covered include: Overview of Earth System and socio-economic models: Integrated Earth System models; Physical-biological-chemical interactions in the Earth System; Earth System models and feedbacks? Socio-economic models; Coupling the realms. Modelling low trophic level processes and human interactions: Earth, life and sustainability; The microbial web and plankton; Benthic invertebrates and human impacts; Human interactions with biogeochemical cycles; Modelling high trophic level processes and human interactions: Modelling vertebrates – population dynamics models versus IMBs; Simple fisheries models; Overview of Ecopath and Ecosim models; Putting people into Earth System models: Putting people into models - human sectors of interest; Representing fisheries using predictive fleet dynamics models; The basics of economics; Policy analysis using tools like Ecosim; Ecospace models - making a spatial model; Ecospace models - exporing spatial management and fleet dynamics. Modelling approaches for marine populations and social networks: Representing synthetic populations and social networks; Overview of impact models and agent-based approaches; Hybrid models and model coupling.
Instruction LanguageEnglish
Minimum Educational Requirement(students)This is an interdisciplinary summer school and we welcome applications from both natural and social scientists working on topics related to oceans and climate change who are interested in the challenge of crossing the barriers between disciplines. The summer school is aimed at PhD students, Postdocs and early career scientists.
Application Documents RequirmentTo apply, please complete the registration form available from the IMBER web site (http://www.imber.info) and send this, together with a letter of motivation as to why you should be selected to attend, and a letter of reference to: imber@univ-brest.fr
Sponsors' AvailabilityThere is limited sponsorship available
Contact InformationFor information or to register send a message to: imber@univ-brest.fr
Related Websiteshttp://www.imber.info/index.php/Early-Career/IMBER-Summer-Schools/ClimECO3-July-2012-Ankara-Turkey, http://www.euro-basin.eu/
KeywordsIntegration, end-to-end models, human-nature interactions, marine food webs, biogeochemistry, coupled models, socio-economic systems, Earth System models, ocean acidification, climate change as a threat multiplier, cumulative impacts, ecosystem services
Last Updated:2011-11-16

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